Resurrection Bay Wildlife, a C-Dory Angler Tour: Sea Lions, Mountain Goats and More
Seals and sea lions are some of my favourite marine creatures to watch. The Australian fur seals we commonly see around Warrnambool and other parts of the south-west Victorian coast are often seen begging for scraps from angler bringing their boats into shore but they are more entertaining when they are just frolicking around my local dive spot
With a mighty roar this young bull sea lion bellows out that this rock in Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska is his rock. Nestled between snow-capped mountains and hosting an abundance of otters, porpoises, seal and sea lions, sea birds by the tens of thousands and with whales almost a given, the bay offers lots to look at.
A morning filled with sunshine, calm seas and friends visiting from out of town were inspiration to take our C-Dory out for a lap around Resurrection Bay.
Sea otters like this curious spy-hopper are abundant along the shoreline. Meanwhile, scan the mountainsides on the east side of the bay for puffy white balls; put binoculars on them and they might become mountain goats.
A pair of juvenile sea lions were swimming in the harbor near our boat as we made ready, and almost as soon as we cleared the marina a harbor porpoise arced near our boat…
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